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Woman wanted for trying to cash forged check from local church

Posted August 19, 2013

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— Authorities in Cumberland County are asking for the public's help to identify a woman caught on surveillance video trying to cash a forged check that was stolen from a local church.

The sheriff's office said Monday that she allegedly broke into WHI Sand & Gravel in Fayetteville in June and stole a checkbook from the drawer of an employee that belonged to a church where he is a superintendent.

She then went to a Wells Fargo bank branch on Raeford Road and tried to cash a check for $2,300, investigators said.

Authorities said the woman also stole engine oil, a pressure washer and hydraulic fluid from WHI Sand & Gravel.

The woman in the surveillance video is black with a medium complexion and wears her hair in a ponytail, investigators said.

Anyone with any information that could help detectives identify the woman is asked to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.

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  • AX MAN Aug 21, 2013

    Come on people ...she tried to cash checks that are not hers. She is a criminal!! Oh I'm sorry.. let me be politically correct....she was a non member of the bank contemplating to making a withdrawal.

  • stanleygstevens2 Aug 20, 2013

    To whom was the check made out? Did the teller ask for ID? Also many banks will require you to put a finger print on the check you are attempting to cash if you do not have an account with them.

  • simser118 Aug 20, 2013

    She's a Pillar of the Community

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Aug 20, 2013

    I'm quite sure she will get off for this attempted crime. After all she did not commit the check cashing did she. They say she attempted.

    SBJ
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    Uttering a forged instrument. Class I felony in NC. Whether it worked or not, the attempt is a felony

  • novacrazy2000 Aug 20, 2013

    I think they should look at the guy behind her at the bank. If you will notice he is not in line when she walks away.

  • joewalsh Aug 19, 2013

    I'm quite sure she will get off for this attempted crime. After all she did not commit the check cashing did she. They say she attempted.

    SBJ

  • chrisnrali Aug 19, 2013

    jayb8408, you have got to get out more. Your typical pressure washer weighs around 20 to 30 pounds. Hulk not needed.

  • justabumer Aug 19, 2013

    The article says that she TRIED to cash the check. Does that mean that the folks at the bank realized that something was wrong and refused to cash it? That branch is were I do my banking and there are some mighty good people working there.

  • daderay Aug 19, 2013

    "Authorities said the woman also stole engine oil, a pressure washer and hydraulic fluid from WHI Sand & Gravel."
    Is there any evidence that she stole any of the items? I would guess not. But she is definitely guilty of possession and forgery, IF she wrote the check. IF she had no knowledge of the theft and forgery, she had best go to authorities and cooperate fully in the investigation, preferably with an attorney.

  • umop apisdn Aug 19, 2013

    I heard she was trying to buy a used smartphone in front of a pawn shop, but that's just a rumor.

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